24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

Check out my blog post of all the best things to see and do in 24 hours in Paris. Get away from the tourists and head over to the secret gems that Parisians don’t want you to know about. Continue reading “24 hours in Paris: things to see and do”

An Autumn must in Paris: Walks in the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens

An Autumn must in Paris: Walks in the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens
 The Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens is the perfect place for a leisurely walk, whatever the season. Recently I was in Paris as Autumn was beginning to arrive. Here are some photos of the gardens with the beautiful orange leaves.

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A view from above from the Ferris Wheel in the Jardin des Tuileries

A view from above from the Ferris Wheel in the Jardin des Tuileries

Every year within a section of the Jardin des Tuileries, the garden turns into a lively fête foraine (summer fairground), and this year sees its 30th anniversary. With over 80 different attractions to explore and experience, the Fête des Tuileries is great for all the family.

Recently I headed up la Grand Roue, aka the Ferris wheel, to see some amazing views of Paris above. I decided to ascend in the evening, with the hope of seeing the incredible sunset from overhead. Even though I didn’t, the views of the city did not fail to impress as always. Here are a few photos that I took.

If you would like to head up the Grand Roue, the Fête des Tuileries is open until 23rd August 2015.

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel, Paris

June roses at Le Jardin du Palais Royal

June roses at Le Jardin du Palais Royal

The Palais-Royal is one of my favourite places in Paris. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Palais-Royal Jardin offers visitors the chance to take a break and enjoy the surroundings.

In this elegant courtyard, one almost feels transported back into one of the many 18th century country gardens – with its symmetrical hedging and decorative fountain.

There’s also something very captivating about the Palais-Royal Jardin. With every season, the Jardin seems to transform into a new and different version of itself. Having been there in both winter and spring this year (I will be blogging about Spring soon – better late than never), coming back and wandering around in the summer was almost like stepping into another new dimension of this exquisite garden.

Welcoming those to the jardin, are a variety of beautiful full-blossom roses and various other flowers. I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of this delightful scene! Whether you want to go for a walk, or just relax by the central fountain, a visit to the Palais-Royal jardin is a must.

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

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Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris